Ron Rivera Ethnicity
Ron Rivera is Hispanic by Ethnicity. When the Bears defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX in 1985, Rivera became the first American of Puerto Rican descent to win a Super Bowl. In 1988, he was named the team’s Man of the Year, and the following year, he received the Ed Block Courage Award.
Ron Rivera Biography
Ronald Eugene Rivera (born January 7, 1962), nicknamed “Riverboat Ron,” is the head coach of the National Football League’s Washington Commanders (NFL).
In the early 1980s, he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he was an All-American linebacker for the Golden Bears.
Rivera began his coaching career with the Bears in 1997 as a quality control coach.
Two years later, he was hired as a linebackers coach by the Philadelphia Eagles before returning to the Bears as defensive coordinator in 2004. The PFWA named him Assistant Coach of the Year the following year, and he assisted in the selection of linebacker Brian Urlacher as Defensive Player of the Year.
Rivera was hired as the Carolina Panthers’ head coach after three years with the Chargers, and he would go on to become the Panthers’ all-time winningest coach. He was also named NFL Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2015, and he led the team to a Super Bowl 50 appearance.
He is the only coach in NFL history to have led a losing team to the playoffs twice, with Carolina in 2014 and Washington in 2020.